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6:20 PM ET, December 26, 2015


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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Without a clear newsroom leader, Las Vegas Review-Journal staffers worry about their jobs and wonder who's vetting the articles they write about the paper  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal Is in Upheaval After a Sale to Adelson  —  Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Michael Hengel …
Steve Collins / Facebook:
Bristol Press reporter resigns in protest following plagiarized piece connected to Sheldon Adelson  —  Why I quit my job as a reporter today  —  Twenty five years ago, as a young reporter, I sat in an Upstate New York courtroom where a judge ordered me to hand over a leaked hospital lab slip …
Matthew Kauffman / Hartford Courant:
Signs of plagiarism found in New Britain Herald article at the center of Las Vegas Review-Journal controversy  —  Controversial Article Has Passages Nearly Identical To Those In Other Publications  —  Michael E. Schroeder, publisher and president of the New Britain Herald and the Bristol Press, in 2009.
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
FiveThirtyEight begins publishing a weekly puzzle called The Riddler  —  FiveThirtyEight Enters the Puzzle Game  —  Last week, FiveThirtyEight quietly began publishing a weekly puzzle.  Called The Riddler, it features the kind of logic-heavy questions one might find on a Mensa test …
DraftKings and FanDuel sue to keep operating in Illinois  —  DraftKings Inc. vowed to keep awarding cash prizes for fantasy sports contests in Illinois despite the state attorney general's opinion that the games amount to illegal gambling.  —  The Boston-based company said it would fight …
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
FanDuel & DraftKings Are “Illegal Gambling”, Says Illinois A.G.
Disney is making a fortune and safeguarding its future by buying childhood, piece by piece  —  UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Star Wars, Disney and myth-making Fly Title:  Briefing: Disney Rubric:  Disney is making a fortune and safeguarding its future by buying childhood …
Becky Davis / Agence France-Presse:
China to expel Ursula Gauthier, a French Jounalist from L'Obs magazine who questioned government's treatment of Muslim Uighur minority  —  China to expel French journalist, reporter tells AFP  —  China has refused to renew the press credentials of a French journalist, effectively expelling her …
Bryan Lufkin / Gizmodo:
Disney-funded VR service, Littlstar, announces it's bringing 360-degree videos to Apple TV  —  You Can Now Watch 360-Degree Video on Your TV  —  Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos.  Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Songkick Sues Live Nation, Saying It Abuses Its Market Power  —  In a case that offers a glimpse into the lucrative but often hidden business of concert tickets, a small company has sued Live Nation Entertainment in federal court, accusing the multibillion-dollar concert giant of abusing …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Univision lost $17.8M on Fusion in the first 9 months of 2015, 50% higher than the 2014 first 9 month loss of $11.9M  —  Here's How Much Disney and Univision Have Lost on Fusion  —  Fusion, the millennial-focused television network and online media property jointly owned by Walt Disney Co. and Univision …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Interview with Google's head of news and social products about AMP, Google's plan to speed up the mobile Web  —  Inside Google's plan to speed up the mobile Web … Earlier this year, Google announced an effort to speed up mobile news — and the entire mobile Web — with a new initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages.
Discussion: @wblau
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Josh Elliott Leaving NBC After Less Than Two Years  —  Josh Elliott, the former Good Morning America co-anchor who was considered a major hire in spring 2014 when he was poached from ABC, is leaving NBC after less than two years.  —  “I'm grateful for the chance to work with the remarkable team …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Express Newspapers seeks almost £4m in editorial budget cuts  —  Richard Desmond's press group not thought to be looking at reducing numbers of staff, who have been refused pay rise for eighth consecutive year  —  Richard Desmond is seeking almost £4m in cuts to editorial budgets …
Discussion: Guardian
Pankaj Doval / Times of India:
Indian regulator asks Facebook's telecom partner Reliance Communications to temporarily suspend Free Basics service on net neutrality grounds  —  Put FB's Free Basics service on hold, TRAI tells Reliance Communications  —  NEW DELHI: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) …
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